Bradley Cooper used to be jealous of Leonardo DiCaprio
The `Silver Linings Playbook` actor had a memorable encounter with the Hollywood A-lister when he worked as a hotel doorman and felt "worlds apart" from the star, who is now a close showbiz pal.
Bradley confessed: "I worked as a doorman all through grad school. I remember taking LeonardoDiCaprio up to his room, and I was in the elevator with him and, like, seven of his friends. It was around the time of `Titanic`.
"And I remember this guy who looked like a kid, even though we were about the same age, he looked like a little boy. I remember thinking how I was three feet away from this guy, and we were worlds apart."
Despite achieving worldwide success thanks to `The Hangover`, the actor can`t believe he has so many famous faces on speed dial and is still in awe of his co-star Robert De Niro, who is so cool he finds himself copying his mannerisms.
Bradley added to ShortList magazine: "To this day, I can`t believe [I`m friends with him]. He`s infectious. You know when you`re with some of your friends and you just start to act like them?
"That`s what he`s like. When you`re with him, you find yourself just starting to adopt some of those mannerisms through osmosis. I draw the lime at going to get a Mohawk, though."